October 10, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 21

Stories from the October 10, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter: Responsible activism

Activists have a responsibility to be well-informed about the facts and nuances surrounding a chosen cause or action. Likewise, it is the responsibility of individuals, who add their signature to a document, to be informed of what that signature supports. The petition being signed in front of the Marvin Center last Monday (“Uneducated petitioning,” Oct. […]

Letter: Identifying the anti-capitalist

In her editorial, “Too quick to criticize stance of press at protest,” (Oct. 7, p. 5), Leanne Lee says it’s unfair to claim that the protesters at the recent IMF/World Bank meetings were “anti-capitalist” or suffer from “thoughtlessness and a want of reflection” because some of the protesters were environmentalists or opposed the war in […]

Letter: Wrong fight

While I was unable to attend the protests against the upcoming war on Iraq, I feel a need to respond to Matthew Hillson’s (“Protestors miss big picture,” Oct. 3, p.1) call for a crusade against the “politics of whim.” In truth, this fight ought to be placed at his feet, and the feet of those […]

Colonials lose to crosstown rivals

The GW women’s volleyball team lost a non-conference match to cross-town rival Georgetown in three quick games Tuesday night. Head coach Jojit Coronel said while the match was not important in conference standings, a win would have been a nice step after his team’s loss to Temple last Saturday. “We’re at a point in our […]

Deaf player makes loud impact

Imagine yourself as a soccer player on a fast break, not being able to hear your teammates call “man on!” Imagine yourself open in front of the net, not being able to call for the ball. For most athletes this would be inconceivable, but for freshman men’s soccer player Mike Higgins, this is the story […]

Letter: More good Samaritans

I think it would behoove all GW students (particularly women) to read A. Chace Wessling’s thoughtful letter to the editor (“Don’t sit on sidelines,” Oct. 3, p. 5), and then read the Bar Belle column of the same day (“Sign of the Whale,” p. 10). Then read Wessling’s letter again. The juxtaposition – the irony […]

Web site promotes sex in GW bathrooms

The Web site cruisingforsex.com is once again listing GW bathrooms as hot spots for sexual activity, a year after University Police barred men from campus for incidents of lewd conduct. For three years, UPD has nabbed numerous individuals for sexual activity in men’s bathrooms on campus. UPD reports a decrease in these “lewd acts” since […]

From the heartland: On the eighth day God created October

The Twins beat the A’s, the Yanks are sittin’ at home and I don’t even care that Barry Bonds is still playing, because it’s October and the Fall Classic is right around the corner. That’s right, baseball fans. The playoffs are in full swing and I’m more excited than a freshman at his first keg […]

Dave Barry vists campus

“That’s very funny, David, but you can’t joke your way through life,” teachers told Dave Barry in school. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and novelist opened his book-promoting speech at Lisner Auditorium last night by addressing the question of where he finds his ideas. His answer – where he lives, sunny Miami, Fla. “Many […]

Letter: Remember Columbus Day

This coming Monday is Columbus Day. The majority of universities in the nation get this day off, but like many other holidays George Washington does not. Columbus Day stands for something much more then a simple day off from school. Christopher Columbus is an Italian hero, an American hero and an Italian-American hero. My grandfather […]